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Annie Park is no stranger to USGA championships. A veteran of three Girls’ Juniors, five Women’s Amateur Public Links and a Women’s Amateur, she is a very familiar face at a USGA event. However, she does have a new aspect to her game.
Park introduced a long putter into her arsenal in December 2010. She uses it in conjunction with her standard putter, but actually dropped her 5 iron today and carried both putters.
“The short one, I have more control with the distance, the long ones,” said Park, who advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 Women’s Amateur Public Links. “And the short ones, I felt more comfortable with the long [putter].”
Park, who is a student of famed instructor Sean Foley, used the short putter on Monday’s opening round of stroke play, and then the long putter on Tuesday. Wednesday, however, called for both options. She said that she only used the short one twice, relying mostly on the long putter.